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Signed top of base to left: A Rodin Foundry mark right side of base: Alexis RUDIER / FONDEUR PARIS

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
Modeled 1908; cast 1925

Medium:
Bronze

Dimensions:
24 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (62.2 x 27.3 x 29.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, Entrance Foyer

Accession Number:
F1929-7-40

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Label:
Rodin’s belief in the expressive power of every aspect of human anatomy led to some of his most radical experiments, like this sculpture of two right hands. The sculptor published a book on the Gothic cathedrals of France in 1914 and renamed this piece, formerly known as The Arch of Alliance, after the rib vaulting found in Gothic churches.


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